by Susanne Collins
I opened my copy of Catching Fire at 11 pm and only stopped at 3 am because I had school in the morning. But if I didn’t have school that day, oh, I’d be up until I finished it! The stakes were miles higher than the original Hunger Games and I was certain of absolutely nothing. Just when I think I got everything figured out, the next page unceremoniously bumps me back to square 1 and I am screaming in frustration (especially during the last chapter). The writing this time around is a tad more chaotic and indecisive, like Katniss herself. Her opinions and plans for the future change every couple of pages, which can make things confusing, but it’s very realistic to how some people think in real life. That, in turn, makes Katniss even more fleshed out and three-dimensional than before. The Games are more terrifying, President Snow is more sadistic, and Peeta is the most adorable, genuine thing in all of Panem. A perfect sequel in every way.